What's Robin Wright's Secret to Staying in Shape?

06/06/2014 at 03:12 PM ET

Robin Wright body tipsAmanda Edwards/WireImage

She’s starring on a hit television show. She’s planning her wedding to fiancé Ben Foster. She’s the proud mother of two. And somehow, in between it all, actress Robin Wright, 48, manages to stay in amazing shape. So, what’s her secret? “I have Spanx on,” Wright told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles Confidential party celebrating her cover issue this week in Hollywood. “Always! I have to wear them all the time!”

Yes, Wright uses Spanx “to hold the bakery in”, as she jokes, but (of course!) she doesn’t rely solely on the support garment. “I ran on the beach this morning,” Wright said. “Running gets everything done, doesn’t it? Covers it all.” And with the new season of House of Cards getting ready to start filming and an upcoming wedding to plan, Wright is focusing on her figure more than ever. “I’m trying to do the paleo diet. No carbs. I’ve got to get thin for the show,” explained Wright.

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But of course, the key to looking so radiant doesn’t lie entirely in supportive undergarments or a strict diet — being happy goes a long way. “I love my life,” Wright told PEOPLE. “What are you going to say? I love my life right now.”

What do you think of her fit-figure “secret?” Do you love her on House of Cards?

–Matthew Cole Weiss

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mary on

IDK…she might be wearing spanx, but the scene in House of Cards when her photographer lover undresses her can’t lie: that body looks like a 20 something body. No spanx.

Tamarin on

She’s in good shape. But just not cute like she used to be. I know everyone doesn’t stay young forever and whatnot, but I’m guessing stress and stuff must have done a number on her…

Sand on

Not everyone over 40 blows up into an elephant. I know many many thin people over 40 and 50. It’s in their genes. There is no set law or rule that people must become fat at a certain age. Everyone is different.

Really? on

What about genetics? It seems as though she is naturally thin!

Guest on

She is perfect. No need to lose weight. She is gorgeous. And happiness does trump all.

Linda on

She is just a breath of fresh air. She is one of the first people to cut her hair short (I think she started the trend). She hasn’t done an ounce of plastic surgery to her face. I love her style in House of Cards. Beautiful lady.

maggie on

hate the short hair on her….she looks like a man in the face.

thinsky on

She smokes. Be candid, why don’t you????? As for someone who said she has done no plastic surgery, she does do Botox. why does she need Spanx? Ick. There’s no reason someone gets “fat” simply with the passage of time. And man that is such an unflattering picture of her!

Dawn S on

Thank you for being honest! You don’t eat everything you want, you exercise, and still wear spanx lol Truth is, she takes care of herself and is discipled. Her job requires a certain body type and she’s always been a runner. I’ve loved her for years and respect her more as she has allowed herself to age gracefully, elegantly and naturally.

Lisa on

Why don’t you guys do an article on how George Clooney stays in shape? He’s older than Robin Wright. Oh wait, I forgot, men don’t have fitness secrets only women do.

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